Why is it wrong to do something if all the other kids do it?
Here's the answer:
If God says something is wrong, it's wrong—no matter how many people are doing it.
No matter how many other kids do something wrong, that doesn't make it right. If the Bible says something is wrong, or your parents tell you not to do it, then you shouldn't do it. Sometimes other kids seem to get away with doing wrong things, but God is always watching.
If your friends often try to get you to do wrong things, make new friends. The Bible says, "Anyone who walks with wise people grows wise. But a companion of foolish people suffers harm" (Proverbs 13:20). A foolish friend will get you into trouble by the bad choices he makes. Find friends who will help you do the right things that please God.
God always sees what we do. Getting God's approval is more important than our friends' approval. And He knows when you do something wrong, even if your parents or teachers never find out. God is pleased when we make the right choice, especially when it's hard. When Jesus was living on earth, He was tempted to do wrong, so He understands how we feel. But unlike us, Jesus never chose to do wrong. Find out how you can follow Jesus (click here), not other kids who are doing wrong.
"The eyes of the LORD are everywhere. They watch those who are evil and those who are good" (Proverbs 15:3).
"Don't let anyone fool you. 'Bad companions make a good person bad'" (1 Corinthians 15:33).